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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • children jumping through a book

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:00am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    We're on the move. VROOM, VROOM. Registration required. Ages 4-8.

    We will be exploring travel through stories, activities and a craft.

    Vroum vroum, c'est un départ! Inscription requise. Pour les 4 à 8 ans.

    Nous allons explorer le thème du voyage avec des histoires, des activités et un bricolage.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    In this mask-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working with a variety of materials, allowing a multi-media approach to their process. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 7-12.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Meet the amazing reptiles, small mammals, amphibians and invertebrates from a variety of ecosystems around the world. You’ll learn about their behaviour, their habitats, conservation, and why they got so big. You will also explore some of the unique mechanisms of self-defence that reptiles, mammals and invertebrates have evolved. Why are ferrets so flexible? What do tarantulas do to protect themselves from predators? Find the answers to these questions and more in this exploration of amazing animal adaptations and instincts! Family program for ages 4+. 

    Please register once per family.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12.

  • Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Uncover the secrets of strange critters. Ages 7-12. 60 min. Registration required.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    For this program, Parrot Partners will bring at least 3 parrots, from different areas of the world, ranging in size from very small and ‘spunky’ to massive and ‘mellow.’  We introduce each parrot, one at a time, and share interesting and entertaining facts and stories about their natures and lives in the wild and in our homes.   Participants will be offered the opportunity to give our parrots a treat or drink from a safety cup or feeding skewer, as well as pose for photos with the parrots. Family program for ages 4+. 

    Parrot Partners is the only rehabilitation program for Parrots in Canada that combines professional training, education, and rehabilitation in the charitable service of relinquished and misunderstood parrots. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Jump, shoot, roll and glide; can you find the science in sport? Take a test to discover where your dominance lies. Create a sculpture to investigate how throwing a ball affects your balance. Discover physics by engineering a better hockey puck and building a mini golf course. Join us as we shoot, score and explore the science of sport. Presented by Scientists in Schools. Ages 8-12.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    If an elephant and a salmon became one animal, what would this creature look like? Inspired by the playful sculptures and drawings of Russell Yuristy, come play with some clay and sculpt your own imaginary critter. Ages 7-12.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, David. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Ages 9-12.

    Instruments provided by the library.